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St John Passion

Friday 19 April 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Free – £25
Ben Johnson


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JS Bach
Johannes-Passion (St John Passion), BWV 245

*MAIN CHAPEL SOLD OUT* N.B. Walk-ups will be admitted to the ante-chapel. This will be on a first-come-first-served basis and cost £20. (Doors open at 12.30pm).

Evangelist: Ben Johnson
Christ: Humphrey Thompson
Pilate: Tom Lowen

One of Bach’s best loved works, the St John Passion was first performed on Good Friday of 1724 in the St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig. ‘More daring, forceful and poetic’ than the St Matthew Passion, according to Schumann, this operatic work is presented by an ensemble of soloists, four-part choir, strings and basso continuo together with pairs of flauti traversi and oboes doubling on oboe da caccia. Bach also uses viola d’amore and viola da gamba to create special colours within the instrumental mix.

The narrative is led by the Evangelist with an impressive line-up including Jesus, Pilate, Peter, a maid and a servant.


Friday 19 April 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free – £25


New College Chapel
Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3BN
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